• PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XLV

    READ PHILIPPIANS ONE THROUGH FOUR Over the last nine weeks, we’ve daily mined the book of Philippians. We’ve studied the original context of the Philippian church, learned a lot about Paul’s situation and his relationship to the Philippians, and traced the theme of spiritual friendships. Today, we’re going to pull back and take a bird’s

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XLIII

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR In the final lines of his letter to the Philippian Christians, Paul thanks the Philippians for their financial support. Read Philippians 4:10-20. How do the following concepts relate to each other: The Philippians renewed concern: Contentment in all thing through the strength of Christ: The Philippians partnership in the Gospel: Paul wants

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XLII

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR Paul turns from rejoicing for the Philippians practical expression of their partnership in the Gospel to reflecting on his own ministry. Even though the Philippians met a need in his own life (likely, a financial need), Paul says that he was not “wanting.”  Look at Philippians 4:11-12. How does Paul describe his

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XLI

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR After calling the believers to emulate the attributes of God in their inner life, Paul turns to a seemingly more practical note – the believers “concern” for his welfare. Read Philippians 4:10-13. What do you think, at first impression, Paul means by “concern”? The Greek word here is φρονέω (fron-eh-o), and it

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XL

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR “Peace begins at home. Peace begins with me.” This is something you will often hear around our home. Austin and I often talk about the situation of “the world” – from politics to famine to refugees to the lost. It is often so overwhelming and so all-encompassing that I throw my hands

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XXXIX

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR On the heels of his exhortation to rejoice always, Paul pens these words: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ

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  • PHILIPPIANS 2018 | DAY XXXVIII

    READ PHILIPPIANS FOUR We’ve seen Paul’s passion for the Philippian believers’ unity throughout the book, and today we’re going to see another theme he holds dear. Read Philippians 4:4-7. Why do you think Paul repeats the exhortation to “rejoice”? Paul’s first exhortation to the Philippian believers is to rejoice. And he doesn’t just want them

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